SECURITY UPDATE: Drupal Security Vulnerability (PSA-2014-003) – Our Recommendations

UPDATE October, 30 7:00 am CST

The Drupal Core Team has released a highly critical public service announcement – PSA-2014-003.

We recommend the following steps for all Drupal users (including those, that updated to Drupal 7.32 on October 16):

  • Check if new users have been created.
  • Check and delete all users that you can not explicitly identify.
  • Reset the passwords for all users.

As a 1&1 customer: If you have any questions, please contact our support team at:
1-866-991-2631 or (available 24/7).

If you want to start with a clean Drupal install to import a backup dated October 14 or older, you can do this quickly using Click & Build Free Mode.

Additional Info (October 16, 2014)

The latest version of Drupal (7.32) includes a fix for the security vulnerability (CVE-2014-3704) of the 7.31 version.

1&1 customers can install this update from the 1&1 App Center starting October 16th.

Free Mode and own installations: Please update as soon as possible!

You can update your installation in two ways:

  • Upgrade from version 7.31 to 7.32 (recommended) or
  • If you cannot update the whole installation, apply this patch to the Drupal’s file:
    1. Open the file with your favorite tool on your web space. The path to this file is: “DRUPAL INSTALL DIR”/includes/database
    2. Go to the line (~ 739) and replace:
      foreach ($data as $i => $value) {
      foreach (array_values($data) as $i => $value) {
    3. Save the file.
    4. Synchronize this file back to your webspace (via SFTP or SCP).

The security vulnerability is now fixed.

See also the official link for this issue.


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